Rated 5 out of 5Â by DannyC An excellent waterproof!
I wear this for hiking and cycling, as well as everyday use. I stay bone dry and unaffected by wind in it. I'm 5 11, weigh 13 stone and the medium is a good fit for me, still enough room for a base layer, or two. My only complaint is that it doesn't have a lip protector on the zip. A simple enough feature which seem to have become standard, so I don't know why they didn't include one. Anyway, it doesn't detract from the excellent quality of this jacket, overall.
31 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Drake Great outdoor she'll
great shell for all purpose and all year round wear. pricey though. Would only buy on sale
10 August 2015
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Acerogers Wow
Wow what a jacket, the old adage is definitely true, you get what you pay for.
Fantastically waterproof, breathable and looks great. But don't tell the missus the real price as you may be in hot water.
Great bit of kit, but at a huge cost!
20 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Faux75 Brilliant
I am a big fan of Arc'teryx clothing due to their quality and attention to detail. I already own a number of other items of which have lasted well. I think this jacket is no acception, it fits well and performs well in all situations.
06 July 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Badger6 Fantastic High End Jacket
I like to go out walking in the worst weather and wanted a jacket which will keep out the water whatever nature throws at it and this jacket does exactly that. The fit is awesome. The articulated arms mean that when you lift your arms the jacket doesn't ride up and the hood fits perfectly when the draw strings are tightened. I would buy this jacket in boring black if I had to but I also love the colour 10/10!
15 June 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Timbo2 Highest quality money can buy
Lets start with the disadvantage: The price. However if you are willing to spend this much money you are getting a product that is not going to let you down. Plus a jacket like the B AR is probably going to outlast a middle range jacket 2 or 3 times over therefore strangely making it a better deal.
Perfaormance: Very durable, tough and waterproof. Don't expect it to keep you warm as it is just a shell but with 3 thin layers underneath I was warm enough skiing in temperatures around -10.
Usability: It is an all round jacket, I used it for skiing which was fine, the addition of a snow skirt may be useful but then again keeping things simple is always a good option.
Size: I am 6 ft 1" thin build and went for the medium. There is enough space for underlayers without too much "baggyness"
Misc: Good vents under arm pits, 2 large pockets at the front (not self draining) and a pocket inside the left breast for ski pass etc... Large adjustable helmet compatible hood which was easy to use.
All in all a great product with little bad points. That said the price is going o be what decides it for you are not.
Snow + Rock were very helpful in letting me order into store to try on different sizes and check before I purchased at no added cost. I highly recommend this service.
16 February 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Boombastic Great Jacket
Took this skiing. It hasn't got a snow skirt, but that doesn't matter unless you plan on falling over spectacularly and often. As a novice at skiing, the jacket did just the job, and I'm glad I saved Â£100+ by not buying one with a snow skirt.
The jacket is incredibly lightweight, with two large outside pockets. Plenty for a few Trek bars, sunglasses, hat, gloves, etc... There is an inside pocket which is the perfect size for a phone.
Jacket has a neat fit, and makes your shoulders look very broad. Not only very practical, but also looks damned good on!
30 March 2015
Rated 5 out of 5Â by Antonio58 Top quality jacket
This jacket is everything I wanted, will stand up to everything the elements throw at it and more.
02 February 2015